Corona Command and Control Center Meeting decides corona test for UAE and other countries

Now those coming from UAE and other countries will have corona test

    Raipur, 6 April 2020 To prevent infection of Kovid-19 in the state, now people coming to Chhattisgarh from UAE and other countries will be given corona test on priority. Along with this, those who have been quarantined will also get corona test, who have come to Chhattisgarh from states where the infection has been more than in the past 28 days.

    This decision was taken at a meeting of departmental officers held at the State Command and Control Center here today under the chairmanship of Health Secretary, Mrs. Niharika Barik Singh. Significantly, the corona test of all the people coming from UK has been completed in the state. Health Secretary Smt. Singh has directed the Screening Core Committee to determine the daily number for sampling of people from abroad and other states. He said that collector and chief medical and health officials of the concerned districts should be informed for sample collection of such people.

The meeting also discussed in detail the monitoring of people housed in relief camps, quarantine centers and home quarantines.

    Secretary Mrs. Singh said that the daily reporting of their health should be ensured by contacting the quarantine people, so that in the event of symptoms or health disturbances, immediate treatment can be provided. Secretary Smt. Singh asked to direct district, block and village level surveillance team for daily reporting. It was informed in the meeting that 7 to 8 thousand calls are coming daily on the help line number 104.

Instructions were also given to increase the capacity of the State Help Line Center for monitoring and guidance of quarantine people and to increase the number of doctors and trained health workers here. In the meeting, instructions were also given to ensure supply of other materials including WheatM kit and PPE kit to the districts for prevention of corona virus infection and sampling of potential people. Health Director Shri Neeraj Bansod, Director of National Health Mission, Dr. Priyanka Shukla, CGMSC Managing Director Mr. Bhuvanesh Yadav and other senior officers were present in the meeting.